How to maximize the advantage on sudden death

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by hlkimfung, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. hlkimfung

    hlkimfung Semi-Pro

    Mar 10, 2004
    As much as I hate the idea of sudden death (one point deuce), it's a popular trend among tourament to compromise for better match time prediction

    So what's the way to maxmize the format. I was watching the Kermlin Cup Double final and almost all the time the receving end choose to receive on the ad court. are they nuts since they're all righties...

    As the receiver, what's does the strategy go? do you choose the ad side when you just won a point 40-30 down, starting from ad court help building up confidence.
  2. jt60312

    jt60312 New User

    Sep 10, 2005
    I would also be interested in general strategy for this scoring system because Intramurals at my college are scored this way. Are there some general guidelines/strategies?
  3. ssjkyle31

    ssjkyle31 Semi-Pro

    Feb 21, 2004
    I would choose the side my opponent loses the most points or the side my opponents has the most difficult side in serving to.
  4. x Southpaw x

    x Southpaw x Semi-Pro

    Jul 4, 2005
    They probably chose the ad court coz they know their righty opponents' topspin-slice serve will curve to their right... towards the center of the court rather than spin wide. And... topspin-slice serves are usually the best singles serve.
  5. kevhen

    kevhen Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yes, it may be because the ad returner is the stronger returner or because they server has a good slice serve that will be less effective on the ad side.

    I hate this no-ad scoring stuff and play less than 6 games per set. Playing super tiebreaks for 3rd sets is as far as I can stand without the scoring system becoming a complete joke.

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